Application

Early Deadline for Fall 2022 Admission: January 13, 2022

Deadline for Fall 2022 Admission: March 10, 2022

Applications will be considered until May 5, 2022, on a space-available basis.

We accept applicants with backgrounds from history, political science, literature, economics, or other disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. Before applying, we encourage you to contact the MA Faculty Advisor and the Program Manager for more information, or to answer any specific questions.


Students apply through the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS).

Application Materials

  1. Official Transcripts
  2. Statement of Academic Purpose
  3. Writing Sample (10-15 pages)
  4. Resume or CV
  5. Letters of Recommendation (3) *At least 2 of these letters must be from academic sources.
  6. TOEFL or IELTS Scores *For non-native English speakers
    *For 2022: the Duolingo English Test will also continue to be accepted
  7. GRE Scores *Optional

Please review the GSAS Admissions page on European History, Politics, and Society for more details.

Application Process

Please review the Introduction to GSAS Admissions page for more information about deadlines, the application process, and admissions policies.

All prospective students must apply using the online application: 2022 GSAS Application (Fall 2022 applications will open in early September).